Program type:


On Campus
Est. time to complete:

4 years
Credit Hours:

Explore Japanese language and culture and develop crucial language and thinking skills for an internationally-focused career.
If you want to enhance your career opportunities in the United States and abroad, expand your personal horizons, and better position yourself for success, pursuing a bachelor's in Japanese might be for you. Earning your bachelor's degree involves more than just learning to understand, speak, read and write in another language. You will gain insights into Japanese culture and explore literature and linguistics through required coursework and electives. Studying a world language allows you to acquaint yourself with another culture and develop a global perspective. It also can strengthen your analytic and interpretive skills, leading to high scores in math and English courses and on entrance exams.

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Why Earn a Japanese Degree?

The Bachelor of Arts in Japanese, offered by the Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures, provides insight into world cultures and languages.

Representing many world languages, literatures and cultures, our dedicated faculty promote excellence in research, teaching and professional service. Committed to cultural diversity and inclusivity, we teach our undergraduate and graduate students communication, critical thinking and research skills for competitive employment around the world. We strive to establish a reputation both nationally and internationally in research, teaching and professional service. Seeking harmony in diversity, we foster global literacy, responsible citizenship and interdisciplinarity.

You can perfect your Japanese through the study at UNT and abroad, in the classroom and while working with conversation groups, attending film series, and more.

Marketable Skills
  • Interpersonal communication in Japanese
  • Critical thinking in Japanese
  • Collect and analyze data in Japanese
  • Multi-cultural/diversity competencies in Japanese
  • Oral and written communication in Japanese

Japanese Degree Highlights

Second-year Japanese students have a unique study abroad oppurtunity. The group starts out on campus with intensive study for 3½ weeks, then travels together to Japan for another 3½ weeks of study and first-hand cultural experience.
We offer a variety of opportunities to practice Japanese and learn more about the cultures, including conversation groups and film series.
Our World Language Learning Center provides 80 computer workstations, more than 30 software programs for self-study and assignments, multi-language audio and video media and presentation equipment.
The Career Center, Learning Center and professional academic advisors are among the many valuable resources that are available to you at UNT. The Career Center can provide advice about internships, future employment opportunities and getting hands-on experience in your major.
Studying a world language allows you to acquaint yourself with another culture and develop a global perspective. It also can strengthen your analytic and interpretive skills, leading to high scores in math and English courses and on entrance exams.

What Can You Do With a Japanese Degree?

The Japanese degree program is a branch of the language arts that emphasizes the four language skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Upon graduation, graduates should be able to read diverse Japanese texts as well as express ideas about complex social and literary issues using correct grammatical Japanese.

Opportunities for graduates include graduate study, education, foreign service, and international business. Students majoring in Japanese study one of the major languages of the industrial world and prepare in literature, language, culture, and linguistics for professions in international business, banking, trade, travel, and other professions in the public and private sectors.

Japanese Degree Courses You Could Take

Business Japanese (3 hrs)
Introduction to Japanese business culture and development of appropriate advanced language skills.
Japanese Cultural Expressions Through the Ages (3 hrs)
Exploration of Japanese art and culture throughout the ages.
Japanese Society Today (3 hrs)
Exploration of contemporary Japanese society through readings and discussions.
Japanese Food Culture (3 hrs)
Students learn about the intricacies of Japanese food culture through a variety of reading materials and video clips.
Advanced Topics in Japanese Culture (3 hrs)
Study of Japanese cultural products and practices with an emphasis on the past associated with the present.
Advanced Japanese I (3 hrs)
Advanced listening, speaking, reading, writing and grammar. Topics include Japanese society, culture, history and intercultural communications.

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